Rajasthan: Soldier killed, 4 injured in demolition practice firing

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An army soldier was on Monday killed and four others injured during "demolition practice firing" at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

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"Today, during the demolition firing, being conducted in Pokharan by an Engineer Regiment of Indian Army, as part of its Annual Training Firing Practice, a shaped charge exploded accidentally, resulting in an unfortunate fatal casualty of one soldier and injuring four others," informed Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha.

All injured have been evacuated by air to Military Hospital Jodhpur, while an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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